2008 – 2010
With Doppelgänger II, Hediger continues her exploration of the uncanny, constructing complex pictorial narratives into segmented tableau vivants, consisting of up to eighteen individual photographs combined into a single composition.
In each artwork the central characters—doppelgängers—are interwoven into a performative psychological struggle, displaying an undercurrent of the sinister, of angst and moral ambiguity. The dialogical discourse between the two central characters is superbly enacted by the artist herself, drawing comparisons in visual and conceptual strength to the work of historical photographers such as Claude Cahun.
Doppelgänger II is a richly colorful set of impeccable images that challenges, intrigues and captivates. Hediger’s authorship is assertive and confident. The photographs display a sophisticated use of illusory space and costume that draws the viewer into a directed yet oblique storytelling that demands an investment of enquiry by the viewer.
IMAGE SIZES VARY:
26'' x 26'' image on 30'' x 30'' sheet, EDITION: 15+2AP
26'' x 52'' image on 30'' x 56'' sheet, EDITION: 10+2AP
Diptych: 26'' x 26'' image on 30'' x 30'' sheet (2 panels)
Triptych: 26'' x 26'' image on 30'' x 30'' sheet (3 panels)